This individual is responsible for performing valuation services competently and in a manner that is independent,
impartial, and objective.
Certification with Washington State Department of Licensing
2 years' eminent domain appraisal experience.
Working knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to real estate acquisitions for public works projects, including - Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-100, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 8.26, and the Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR Part 24 relating to acquisition and condemnation of real property and property rights.
Knowledge and intent of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended.
Working knowledge of the connectivity of all real estate disciplines -project management, title, appraisal, appraisal review, acquisition, relocation, relocation review, and property management.
Ability to read and understand ROW plans and legal descriptions.
Ability to communicate, in a professional manner, with property owners, their representatives, other real estate professionals, and/or members of other professions involved in the delivery of government projects.
Ability to recognize when pertinent facts are incorrect, missing, or require supplementation or verification.
Ability to utilize internet and local data centers, such as county clerk offices, to research basic property ownership information.
Ability to organize and maintain records/files/research data.
Ability to operate office equipment and motor vehicles.
Ability to perform complex word processing, data entry, prepare spreadsheets, and operate various computer software.
Ability to understand instructions, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to analyze and assess risk regarding complex issues.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to follow directions and assignments given by senior staff members.
Skilled at problem solving.
Ability to sit or stand and operate computers for long periods of time.
Willingness to travel throughout the state, with overnight stays.
Ability to inspect buildings and lands, which may require traversing rough terrain.
Successfully completed at least one eminent domain appraisal course, that includes coverage of partial acquisitions.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Complete understanding of Chapter 4 of the Right of Way Manual.
Complete understand of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Complete understanding of before and after appraisal methodology.
Complete understanding of the criteria for determining personal property vs. real property.
Complete understanding of appropriate forms/report formats used for appraisals under WSDOT jurisdiction.
Complete understanding of different approaches to value.
Complete understanding of valuation of damages and special benefits
Complete understanding of what constitutes reasonable attempt invite the property owner to accompany the appraiser at the inspection.
Complete understanding of various property types.
Complete understanding of what property impacts are legally compensable or not.
Ability to ascertain what other specialized expertise is needed to appropriately complete the appraisal process.
Ability to analyze and determine "Larger Parcel" for appraisal purposes.
Ability to justify and allocate Just Compensation to the acquisition, damages, and special benefits.
Research and compile appraisal data as needed.
Discipline packages are submitted electronically.
Once you pass the test, you will be assigned a ROW ID number. NOTE: You cannot complete the below package information without a ROW ID number.
Copy of required license(s)
Copy of certificates of completion for required training(s)